Grassroots Seminar Agenda

The Grassroots Workshop is an independent event run in partnership with the Grassroots Professional Network. This event requires a separate ticket.

Monday – February 26th


The Citadel’s Hagood Stadium

69 Hagood Ave. Charleston, SC 29403

1:00pm – 4:15pm
Pre-Conference Grassroots Seminar (separate ticket required – limited space)

1:00pm – 1:15pm
Opening Remarks

Shane Greer, Co-Owner, Campaigns & Elections

Joshua Habursky, Chairman, Grassroots Professional Network

1:15pm – 2:00pm 
Panel 1: In the Beginning of Time: The Story of Capitol Advantage and the First Grassroots Advocacy Software

Moderated by Joshua M. Habursky, Chairman, Grassroots Professional Network


Bob Hansan, Founder & President, Capitol Advantage 

Mark West, Original Cap Wiz Architect

Kevin Rooney, Senior Vice President of Product, Capitol Advantage

Pam Fielding, President, 720 Strategies

2:15pm – 2:30pm
Intermission and Networking 

2:30pm – 3:15pm
Panel 2: The History of Grassroots & Advocacy Communication
Moderated by Sue Zoldak, Founder and Owner, The Zoldak Agency


Sherry Whitworth, Executive Vice President, VoterVoice a FiscalNote Company 

Randy Ford, President, National Write Your Congressman

Chris Casey, Author The Hill on the Net Congress Enters the Information Age

Noelle Clemente, Vice President, S-3 Public Affairs

3:15pm – 3:30pm
Intermission and Networking Break

3:30pm – 4:15pm 
Panel 3: The Evolution of Grassroots & Advocacy Communication

Moderated by: Lindsay Gill, Account Executive, Phone2Action and Advisory Board Member , Grassroots Professional Network


Cody Lyon, Director of Grassroots and Policy, Advocacy American Farm Bureau

Elizabeth Shaw, Manager of Federal Grassroots Development, American College of Cardiology

Adam Taliaferro, State Advocacy and Alliance Development, Bristol-Myers Squibb 

Karl Eckhart, VP of Intergovernmental Affairs, National Association of Home Builders

Seminar Sponsors

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